Such a beautiful gem of a film showing Varda's empathy and JR's creativity in a lovely collaboration that rambles through France with some profound insight along the way. Varda is a one of the greatest filmmakers and continues to create great work as she approaches her 90th birthday.
Spike Lee is always interesting in how he tells stories and how he constructs his films, but with BlacKkKlansman he blends it all together in a way that is entertaining, powerful, and essential. While it's a true story set in the past, it's very much about the present and he connects it in way that provides context as well as well as a way to stimulate discussion and to challenge the audience. With solid performances throughout and with Lee's stylistic…
Visually stunning with a 50s sensibility and pitch perfect performances, direction, and writing that make the film feel like it was made in the 50s. Assured and confident, it creates an immersive world surrounding memorable characters and allows us to spend time with them. Superb filmmaking that shows what is possible with skill and confidence.